Alexandra was a member of our Brides Club for Jewish and Jew-ish brides.
Inside Brides Club, I personally help you to minimize wedstress and overwhelm, and maximize your wedding budget. Oh – and every Brides Club member gets a free smash glass pouch (designed by me) for under the chuppah posted out to them too. Mazal Tov!
Come and join Brides Club too – for advice, discounts, community, sisterhood… and your sanity!
Where are you from? Belgium
What do you do for a living? I work in PR
How did you meet your partner? We met on a Jewish trip in Poland called March of the Living
When did you first know you were in love? When it was so painful to say goodbye after just a couple days of knowing each other on the last day of the trip (I had to go back to London, and him to Holland)
ABOUT YOUR WEDDING
When and where did you get married? At the Renaissance St Pancras in London on the 3rd of October 2021.
What was your wedding song for walking down the aisle? Bereshit Olam
How many guests did you invite to your wedding? We had about 140 people attending
What was your favorite part of/thing about your wedding day? Seeing close family and friends from all over the world after so long and dancing like crazy! I loved getting ready and feeling like a princess for the day :). And also how special the Chuppah was – seeing Fyodor meet me down the aisle and the spiritual feeling I felt with the music and the ceremony.
Best wedding planning tip? We ended up organising our wedding in less than 2 weeks. It’s definitely possible to arrange the day of your dreams in such a short period of time, you just have to trust the professionals…
Wedding vendors you would recommend? @jamhotband for music, @philipsmallltd for catering, @lovehairbylou for hair, @pandamekup for makeup, @liam_smith_photography for photography, @yorkplacestudios for videography, and @blueskyflowers for flower arrangements.
Where did you go on honeymoon? We went to Tanzania. We climbed Kilimanjaro on the first week, then did a week-long safari and then ended the trip with a week in Zanzibar.
What does marriage mean to you? To be married represents the deepest expression of your love for someone and your commitment to them. It also represents two souls coming together.
Has your relationship with your partner changed since you got married? I feel like our relationship is constantly evolving – now into something even bigger and deeper than it was previously.
Secret to a happy relationship? Share adventures together, make enjoyment and happiness at the centre of both of your experience, be in the now instead of always focusing on the future.
ABOUT YOUR JEWISH LIFE
Fave meal to eat together on Friday night? Challah and chicken soup.
Fave Jewish festival Passover
Fave piece of Judaica in your home Shabbat candle holders.
Fave Jewish food Beef Brisket.
Fave Jewish tradition Weddings!
Fave wedding gift you received for your home Matching Smeg collection – coffee machine and grinder, toaster, kettle, etc.
What did you love most about being a BRIDES CLUB member?
The great community and advice from other brides. The vendor recommendations were hugely helpful as well!
Top of your Bucket List: Participating in the Voice!
Perfect weekend is… A mix of enjoying the outdoors, doing something cultural (theatre/cinema/exhibition) and sharing some great food with my husband, friends or family!
Happiness is… loving and being loved.
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